Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Gaetano Nucifora, Sien Yen Ho
    Pages 1-22
  3. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Elena Pasotti, Natesa G. Pandian
    Pages 23-47
  4. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Tiziano Moccetti, Giovanni Pedrazzini
    Pages 49-60
  5. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Elena Pasotti
    Pages 61-75
  6. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Francesca De Chiara, Tiziano Moccetti
    Pages 77-103
  7. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Francesca De Chiara, Elena Pasotti
    Pages 105-121
  8. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Tiziano Moccetti, Giovanni Pedrazzini
    Pages 123-140
  9. Francesco Fulvio Faletra, Tiziano Moccetti, Francesco Siclari
    Pages 141-154
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 155-156

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive account of the role of echocardiography in patients with mitral valve disease. The normal echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve is first presented, and the applications of echocardiography in mitral valve disease are then covered in detail by experts from different subspecialties in cardiology. Topics include etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, assessment of severity, and role of echocardiography in percutaneous and surgical techniques. The highly readable text is supported by a wealth of color images obtained with 3D echocardiography, currently the gold standard for the evaluation of mitral valve disease. The interdisciplinary approach used in describing the diagnostic and therapeutic applications will make this book useful for the clinical cardiologist as well as the echocardiographer. It will allow cardiologists to advance their knowledge in the field and will serve as an excellent updating tool for professionals engaged in echocardiography and cardiac diagnostic imaging. ​


Echocardiography Mitral stenosis Mitral valve Mitral valve disease Mitral valve insufficiency

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesco Fulvio Faletra
    • 1
  1. 1.CardiologiaFondazione Cardiocentro TicinoLuganoSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5434-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5435-6
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